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ConstructionSkills Tool Box Talk

No. 21 Risk assessments and method statements


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Work must be planned and carried out in a safe manner.
The construction industry continues to have an unacceptable accident record.
This talk will cover what risk assessments and method statements mean to you.

Risk assessments
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All employers have a legal duty to prepare risk assessments for work activities that could
foreseeably result in injury to any person or damage to equipment.
2. Risk assessments outline the ways in which the job could result in injury or damage and the
measures put in place to ensure that the chance of anything going wrong is eliminated or reduced
to an acceptable level.
3. Employers with five or more employees must have written risk assessments.
4. If there are fewer than five employees, the risk assessments must still be carried out although there
is no legal duty to write them down.
5. Employers also have a legal duty to communicate the findings of the risk assessment to operatives
who may be affected by it.
6. Therefore, depending upon the size of your company, you should either be told, or be asked to
read, what the risks and control measures are for each job that you carry out.
7. There is no specified way for laying out a risk assessment so you must familiarise yourself with the
way your employers lay out theirs.
8. In many cases, the risk assessments will form the basis for a method statement.
Q: What would you expect to find in a risk assessment?
Q: If your company has five or more employees, how should its risk assessments be
presented?

Method statements
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Method statements are a written list of operations, to be carried out in a specified sequence, in
order to complete a work activity in a safe manner.
2. Everyone involved in a job for which a method statement has been written should read it and sign
as having understood its contents.
3. Well-written method statements address all the hazards present and plan the work so that the risk
of accident is eliminated or reduced to an acceptable level.
4. Method statements are developed from the risk assessments for the same job so that operatives
can read what hazards have been considered and how the risk of accidents has been overcome.
Q: Why do many method statements also include the risk assessment?
Do you have any questions for me?

Further information

Construction Site Safety (GE 700) Module A7


Site Safety Simplified (GE 706) Section 3
HSE HSG163 (Rev2) Five steps to risk assessment
HSE HSG183 Five steps to risk assessment (case studies)

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Title: Tool Box Talk No. 21
Risk assessments and method statements

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